Apr
24
Fri
(CANCELLED) HAGEN QUARTET
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm

Hagen Quartet

(CANCELLED) HAGEN QUARTET

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“One of the finest quartets of our time”
The Washington Post

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello

This event has been cancelled due to state and federal restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HAGEN QUARTET

SHOSTAKOVICH · String Quartet No. 10 A-flat Major, Op. 118

PUCCINI · I Crisantemi

MENDELSSOHN · String Quartet No. 1 E-flat Major, Op. 12

Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello

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Apr
26
Sun
(CANCELLED) ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, PIANO
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm

Zoltán Fejérvári

(CANCELLED) ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, piano

SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal
2016 Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship

This event has been cancelled due to state and federal restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRI, piano

J.S. BACH · French Suite No. 5 in G Major, 816

RAVEL · Le tombeau de Couperin

CHOPIN · 24 Preludes, Op. 28

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May
1
Fri
(CANCELLED) LES VIOLONS DU ROY
May 1 @ 8:00 pm

Les Violons Du Roy

(CANCELLED) LES VIOLONS DU ROY
JONATHAN COHEN, music director & conductor
AVI AVITAL, mandolin

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

“The words ‘superstar’ and ‘mandolinist’ still look odd next to each other. Yet in the classical world they are starting to be joined with some frequency due to Avi Avital”
The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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LES VIOLONS DU ROY

VIVALDI · Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425

J.S. BACH · The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpts)

J.S. BACH · Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (arr. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

VIVALDI · Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2

J.S. BACH · Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 (arr. and transc. for solo mandolin by Avi Avital)

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May
2
Sat
KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

Kenny Barron

KENNY BARRON – DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
FEATURING JOHNATHAN BLAKE

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Kenny Barron, piano, and Dave Holland, bass, come together for a special performance. Each frequently dubbed as this generation’s best jazz musicians on their respective instruments, Barron and Holland form a duet that can often be described as seamless, or like two people who know each other so well they finish each other’s sentences. Their 2014 album, “The Art of Conversation,” proved just that.

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Interview hosted by Robert John Hughes

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May
9
Sat
PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS
May 9 @ 11:00 am

Pablo S Villegas

PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 · 11:00 AM
The JAI

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8
LAP CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE

Hailed as “Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” by Billboard Magazine, LJMS Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas leads families on a journey through the Classical traditions of the most democratic instrument in the world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Pablo’s “virtuosic playing” and “irresistible exuberance” in a family-friendly setting (The New York Times).

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PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS
May 9 @ 1:00 pm

Pablo S Villegas

PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 · 1:00 PM
The JAI

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN AGES: 3-8
LAP CHILDREN UNDER 3 ARE FREE

Hailed as “Global ambassador of the Spanish guitar” by Billboard Magazine, LJMS Education Ambassador Pablo Sáinz Villegas leads families on a journey through the Classical traditions of the most democratic instrument in the world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Pablo’s “virtuosic playing” and “irresistible exuberance” in a family-friendly setting (The New York Times).

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May
14
Thu
NAT GEO LIVE! OCEAN SOUL WITH BRIAN SKERRY
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Ocean Soul

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
OCEAN SOUL
BRIAN SKERRY

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 · 7 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

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May
17
Sun
BEATRICE RANA, PIANO
May 17 @ 3:00 pm

Beatrice Rana

BEATRICE RANA, piano

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

First Prize Winner at the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition
Silver Medalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

“Ms. Rana’s fearless playing was an exhilarating rush of speed and color.”
The New York Times

Prelude · 2:00 PM
Students from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory perform

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BEATRICE RANA, piano

J.S. BACH · Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

SCHUMANN · Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14 (1836 version)

ALBÉNIZ · Iberia, Book 3

STRAVINSKY · Three Movements from Petrushka

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May
21
Thu
IGOR LEVIT
May 21 @ 8:00 pm

Igor Levit

IGOR LEVIT

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020· 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with Igor Levit, “…one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation.” — The New York Times

Prelude · 7:00 PM
Lecture by Michael Gerdes

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IGOR LEVIT

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

BEETHOVEN · Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106

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Jul
31
Fri
OPENING NIGHT: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm
OPENING NIGHT: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

OPENING NIGHT:
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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MENDELSSOHN · Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14
TRADITIONAL · Londonderry Air for Violin and Piano (arr. KREISLER)
RACHMANINOFF · Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor
DE FALLA · Siete Canciones populares Españolas
MENDELSSOHN · Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

PRELUDE:
Interview with SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan
hosted by Eric Bromberger · 7 PM

Join SummerFest musicians as they delve into pieces that shaped their artistic adolescence. The concert concludes with a miracle of youth: the Mendelssohn Octet, which was written when the composer was just 16 and lives on as one of the most beloved pieces of chamber music ever written.

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Aug
1
Sat
SYNERGY SERIES I: AMERICAN SOUND
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
SYNERGY SERIES I: AMERICAN SOUND @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SYNERGY SERIES I:
AMERICAN SOUND

Saturday, August 1, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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Interludes by Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

WYNTON MARSALIS ·
Selections from At the Octoroon Balls
PRICE ·
 Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint
WYNTON MARSALIS · Selections from At the Octoroon Balls
LIBBY LARSON · Sorrow Song and Jubilee
DVORÁK · Goin’ Home
DVORÁK · String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 “American”

PRELUDE:
Interview with Trey McLaughlin hosted by Eric Bromberger · 7 PM

We begin our exploration into the American identity by considering the cultural and folkloric influence that African American spirituals have had on American history and music. Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar, known for their stirring contemporary gospel arrangements, will seamlessly intertwine their rich harmonies with works by Antonín Dvo?ák, Libby Larsen, Florence Price, and legendary trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.

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Aug
2
Sun
THE ARTIST AS MUSE
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm
THE ARTIST AS MUSE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

THE ARTIST AS MUSE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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DEBUSSY · String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
BRITTEN · Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65
STRAVINSKY · Three Movements from Petrushka
MOZART · Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Eric Bromberger · 7 PM

Throughout history, the muse has played an important role as a source of creative inspiration. The muses that inspired the composers on this program were, themselves, some of the most celebrated artists of their time virtuosos of the violin, cello and clarinet, as well as one of the most celebrated ballet companies in history.

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Aug
5
Wed
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: NOTES ON FREEDOM
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: NOTES ON FREEDOM @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

HAPPY HOUR CONCERT:
NOTES ON FREEDOM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 · 6:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BRAHMS · Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata
ANDREW NORMAN · Suspend (arr. for chamber ensemble)
BRAHMS · Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

This concert explores the secret notes embedded in Brahms’s music, representing his ideas of love and independence. Brahms’s cryptograms are also the catalyst behind a hypnotic musical meditation on freedom and loneliness by Andrew Norman, described as “the leading composer of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times.

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Aug
7
Fri
LIFE STORY
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
LIFE STORY @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

LIFE STORY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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SIBELIUS · En Saga, Op. 19 (arr. Jaakko Kuusisto)
SHOSTAKOVICH · String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
SCHUBERT · Allegro in A Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.947 “Lebensstürme”
SMETANA · String Quartet in E Minor “From My Life”

PRELUDE:
Trio Syzygy performs
Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 · 7 PM

Smetana’s lush string quartet, “From My Life,” was written as an intimate confession, a tonal biography of his life, his loves, and in response to his subsequent deafness. From Sibelius’ evocative En Saga (Legend) to Shostakovich’s explosive String Quartet No. 8, these deeply intimate musical self-portraits detail the inner lives of those who composed them
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Aug
8
Sat
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I: IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I: IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES I:
IDEALIZED LANDSCAPES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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IVES · The Unanswered Question
BARBER · Summer Music
CAROLINE SHAW · Plan and Elevation (with a film by Tristan Cook)
JEROD IMPICHCHAACHAAHA’ TATE · Pisachi (Reveal)
JOHN WILLIAMS · Air and Simple Gifts
COPLAND · Appalachian Spring (suite for 13 instruments)

PRELUDE:
Lecture by Alex Ross · 7 PM

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures an idealized American landscape, one of open fields and endless possibilities. This program explores how Copland, his contemporaries Barber and Ives, and prolific 21st century composers harness the beauty of the land, each in their own unique way.

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Aug
9
Sun
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II: RHAPSODIES IN BLUES
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II: RHAPSODIES IN BLUES @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES II:
RHAPSODIES IN BLUES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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RAVEL · Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major
SCHULLER · Suite for Wind Quintet
MILHAUD · La Création du monde for Piano Quintet, Op. 81b
WILLIAMS · Selections from Zodiac Suite
BERNSTEIN · Riffs for Clarinet, Piano, Bass and Drums
GERSHWIN · Rhapsody in Blue for Piano Four-Hands

PRELUDE:
Balourdet String Quartet performs
Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22 · 7 PM

Seen by many as America’s classical music, jazz has had an immense influence on the works of American and European composers. Just as the featured composers on this program blur the lines between jazz and classical, we bring together musicians from both genres to do the very same.

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Aug
11
Tue
TRIBALISM
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
TRIBALISM @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

TRIBALISM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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ENESCU · Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25
BERIO · Folk Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Ensemble
CHOPIN · Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op.61
STRAVINSKY · The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos

PRELUDE:
Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell perform
Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 · 7 PM

For centuries, composers have been inspired by foreign and exotic melodies, rhythms, and harmonies. This program features tributes to and distillations of national and tribal songs and dances from the world over, the epitome of which is Stravinsky’s groundbreaking Rite of Spring— arguably the most influential, and sensational, piece in music history — played, here, in the composer’s own version for two pianos.

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Aug
14
Fri
GRAND DUOS
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
GRAND DUOS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

GRAND DUOS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BOTTESINI · Gran Duo Concertante for Violin and Bass
MOZART · Sestetto Concertante K.364
CHAUSSON · Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

PRELUDE:
Balourdet String Quartet performs
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance” · 7 PM

Mozart, Bottesini, and Chausson encapsulate the grand nature of the concerto in these rich and dazzling chamber pieces. The unique instrumentation of these impressive and virtuosic works challenges convention—and yields incredible results.

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Aug
16
Sun
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III: INSIDE THE CINEMATIC SCORE
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm
AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III: INSIDE THE CINEMATIC SCORE @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES III:
INSIDE THE CINEMATIC SCORE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020 · 3 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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BARBER · String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
JONNY GREENWOOD · Suite from There Will Be Blood
HERRMANN · Psycho Suite
JOHN CORIGLIANO · The Red Violin Caprices
KORNGOLD · Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15

PRELUDE:
Trio Syzygy performs
Ives’ Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano · 2 PM

The Hollywood soundtrack has become an indispensable component of the American sound. Composers, like Korngold and John Williams, helped elevate the American film score to high art, making the scores on this program as iconic as the films that featured them.
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Aug
19
Wed
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: INTIMATE LETTERS
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: INTIMATE LETTERS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

HAPPY HOUR CONCERT:
INTIMATE LETTERS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 · 6:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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JANÁCEK · Intimate Letters
FRANCK · Piano Quintet in F Minor

Spend a short, intimate evening with two masterpieces: Janácek’s String Quartet, which reflects his deep feelings for a woman with whom he exchanged more than 700 love letters, and Franck’s intensely passionate Piano Quintet, which —according to the composer’s wife— was a declaration of love to his pupil.
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Aug
20
Thu
SYNERGY II: MIRRORS
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
SYNERGY II: MIRRORS @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SYNERGY II:
MIRRORS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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ANTOINE NOYER · Ceci n’est pas un balle
BEETHOVEN · Adagio – Allegro con brio from Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
VIVIAN FUNG · The Ice is Talking
TAMAR MUSKAL · Untitled WORLD PREMIÈRE
MESSIAEN · Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus
MICHAEL PISARO · ricefall
FELDMAN · The King of Denmark
BEETHOVEN · Andante con molto alla marcia from Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
GUSTAVO AGUILAR · Wendell’s History

PRELUDE:
Balourdet String Quartet performs
Brahms’ Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51 · 7 PM

This synergy concert showcases a collaboration between percussionist and creative powerhouse Steven Schick and visual artist Daniel Rozin. In a theatrical event featuring a new work by Tamar Muskal, spoken word, and Rozin’s interactive kinetic sculptures, we explore how the self is reflected in art. 

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Aug
21
Fri
FINALE: A LOVE COMPOSED
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
FINALE: A LOVE COMPOSED @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | San Diego | California | United States

SUMMERFEST FINALE:
A LOVE COMPOSED

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 · 8 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

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WAGNER · Siegfried Idyll
SCHUMANN · Andante and Variations, Op. 46
BACEWICZ · Quartet for Four Violins
BRAHMS · String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

PRELUDE:
Trio Syzygy performs
Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 · 7 PM

From captivating love triangles to tender dedications, this celebratory SummerFest Finale puts the spotlight on great love, exemplifying its ability to not only permeate the heart, but imprint upon the soul of these great composers.

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